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Markus Wheaton Breaks Finger at Bears Practice



    John Fox Weighs in on Markus Wheaton

    Chicago Bears wide receiver Markus Wheaton suffered a broken finger during the Bears' practice on Sunday, and head coach John Fox discussed the injury afterward. (Published Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017)

    Chicago Bears wide receiver Markus Wheaton had to undergo an appendectomy earlier in training camp, but now it looks like he’ll have another obstacle to overcome if he’s going to make an impact on the Bears this season.

    According to head coach John Fox, Wheaton suffered a broken pinkie finger during the team’s final public workout in Bourbonnais on Sunday. Wheaton, who was wearing an orange non-contact jersey, broke the pinkie finger on his left hand while catching a pass during the workout, Fox said.

    Wheaton underwent an emergency appendectomy on July 30, and he did not appear in the Bears’ first preseason game on Thursday against the Denver Broncos.

    While Fox said the Bears were hoping the injury wouldn’t be “too big of a setback,” it’s yet another ailment in a running series of bumps and bruises for the wide-out. In addition to the appendectomy, Wheaton underwent offseason shoulder surgery, which limited his work during OTA’s. 

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